Is it possible that the plastic parts that decayed were the cause of the 
problem? I had a toolbox where several tools were horribly corroded and 
the only culprit I could find was what used to be a screwdriver handle 
that had totally decayed.

This was about 25 years ago and I don't remember which screwdriver it 
was (you know how you inherit these things from your grandparents <sigh>).

So if these parts broke down and outgassed, they could self-destruct and 
also damage/corrode adjacent parts.

What did John Glenn say about sitting on top of everything made by the 
lowest bidder?



Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada                             647 479 2800
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